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Revv D20 Demo - <i>PG Gear</i> Spotlight

Revv D20 Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 17, 2020
Check out Revv Amps D20—a clean, 20-watt (reducible to 4) 6V6 output section and powerful Two Notes cab-sim capabilities make this 9-pound head (demo'd by Joey Landreth) both a great pedal platform and a conveniently portable gigging amp.
Rig Rundown: Suzanne Santo

Rig Rundown: Suzanne Santo

September 16, 2020
The spunky solo artist/former HoneyHoney frontwoman shows off her “Sweet Baby” Eastman and a sultry 335 that accompany her smoky, impassioned voice—plus reveals how touring with Hozier "leveled-up" her fingerstyle chops.
EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V3: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath V3: The Premier Guitar Review

September 16, 2020
Spelunkers and space voyagers, unite! Your vehicle for deep ambient exploration has arrived.
Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Gargantuan Pedalboards Vol. 1

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Gargantuan Pedalboards Vol. 1

September 15, 2020
Get a load of these space-station control centers from Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Steven Wilson, Dweezil Zappa, and Steve Lukather.
Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - <i>PG</i> Gear Spotlight

Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 15, 2020
Handmade in Los Angeles, the Black Volt Hawk features reclaimed wood and grille cloths and aims to meld Fender and Marshall tones in a low-wattage design that can accommodate any octal power tube without re-biasing.
Hooked: John Bohlinger on Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing"

Hooked: John Bohlinger on Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing"

September 15, 2020
Our Nashville correspondent explains the debt he owes Mark Knopfler for the inspiration that continues 30 years after first hearing the lively song.
IK Multimedia AXE I/O Solo Demo - <i>PG</i> Gear Spotlight

IK Multimedia AXE I/O Solo Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 14, 2020
The digital-recording outfit's latest features a Rupert Neve-designed preamp, a Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit for transforming your guitar's voice from single-coil-like to humbucker-esque (or vice versa), and Amp Out jack, and a host of free software, including AmpliTube 4 Deluxe.
Smashes Hum Dead!

Smashes Hum Dead!

September 13, 2020
This crafty noise gate removes unwanted racket with minimal effect on dynamics. The PG Stone Deaf Noise Reaper review.
Op Amps + Variable Voltage + Active EQ = Ferociously Articulate Fuzz
Rig Rundown: Enterprise Earth's Gabe Mangold

Rig Rundown: Enterprise Earth's Gabe Mangold

September 9, 2020
The death-metal nomad welcomes us into his converted-cargo-trailer home/studio to detail his extended-range rumblers and mobile recording setup.
Walrus Audio Ages: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

Walrus Audio Ages: The Premier Guitar Review

September 9, 2020
Copious clipping options and a wet/dry control make for a most multifaceted overdrive.
Hooked: Allman Betts Band's Johnny Stachela on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

Hooked: Allman Betts Band's Johnny Stachela on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

September 8, 2020
How the sharp-dressed men's Fandango hit transformed the string bender's career by introducing him to the blues.
JHS Crimson: The <i>Premier Guitar</i> Review

JHS Crimson: The Premier Guitar Review

September 7, 2020
Revisit the original Russian Muff!
Revv Amplification G20 - <em>PG</em> Gear Spotlight

Revv Amplification G20 - PG Gear Spotlight

September 3, 2020
The company's lunchbox-sized amp line expands with a high-gain edition that sports high-tech features.
Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
Hooked: All Them Witches' Ben McLeod on R.E.M.'s <i>Monster</i>

Hooked: All Them Witches' Ben McLeod on R.E.M.'s Monster

September 1, 2020
It wasn't a riff or a song that sparked this bluesy psych-rocker's fire for guitar—it was Peter Buck's choppy, buzz-saw rhythm tones on the platinum LP from 1994.
Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Funniest Moments

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Funniest Moments

August 28, 2020
Ten mirthful moments from Devin Townsend, Misfit Doyle von Frankenstein, Screaming Female Marissa Paternoster, the Darkness, and more!
Rig Rundown: Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson

Rig Rundown: Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson

August 26, 2020
He fronts two menacing bands with his “Ferrari-like” signature Jackson, but he’s also got a soft spot for his vintage ES-335.
Hooked: Molly Tuttle on "Angeline the Baker"

Hooked: Molly Tuttle on "Angeline the Baker"

August 25, 2020
The blazing bluegrass flatpicker recalls her dad introducing her to drop-D and how to use ringing chord notes around melodies via this old-time fiddle tune.
What Bohlinger Plays: Open-E Pull-Off Lick

What Bohlinger Plays: Open-E Pull-Off Lick

August 24, 2020
PG's Nashville rocker shows you a quick-hit lesson that can work in any of your musical "sentences.